Missouri Doctors, Advocates Want Voters To Decide Whether To Expand Medicaid

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Missouri Doctors, Advocates Want Voters To Decide Whether To Expand Medicaid

Proponents of a Medicaid expansion in Missouri want to allow voters to override the state’s Republican leaders, who have refused to extend coverage to more people.

The Healthcare for Missouri coalition is collecting signatures on a petition that would place a Medicaid expansion on the November 2020 ballot. If approved by voters, Missouri would expand the health insurance program to those who earn up to $18,000 a year. Missouri is one of 14 states that has not made the program available to more low-income people.

Read more from St. Louis Public Radio.